They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but what they don't tell you is that you can usually only expect a few fleeting minutes of adulation before the mere sight of your face begins to get on everyone's nerves.
That's often the way in wrestling, though. You bust your butt to get back to the ring after months on the treatment table (or touring with Fozzy) and your return is duly met with a chorus of cheers from fans who finally quickly remember how much they loved you while you were away.
But how do you harness that reaction so that you get it every single time you walk down the entrance ramp? You can't. Don't even try.
The ear-popping ovations that can be heard reverberating around an arena when a long-departed star finally returns to the ring are a rare sight (and sound) to behold, and it's because it happens relatively infrequently that moments such as these stay with us for so long.
Long enough that you don't even mind, a few months later, when they are inexplicably revealed as the long lost father of Jason Jordan.